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acting, be sure to receive legal advice.
I recently received an application for tenancy, and the applicant
looks good as far as his finances and his prior tenancy history.
However, I have now discovered that he has listed as a registered
sex offender on the Megan’s Law Database. Can I turn him down for
What is the law or code that states a recreation vehicle (RV)
cannot be rented out for continuous habitation?
A: An RV, as defined by H&SC section 18010, is designed for
use for “recreational, emergency, or other occupancy.” The use of
the word “other” has been interpreted to allow continuous
occupancy, as far as state law is concerned (the park, or the
local government, could have rules to the contrary).A park
model/trailer (H&SC sec.18009.3) can be used for
“recreational or seasonal use only.” Note the lack of “other” and
the inclusion of “only,” restricting its use forc
The LEA is the entity that issues your Permit to Operate (PTO).
Your LEA will be listed on your PTO, or you can look up your
community on CA Dept. of Housing & Community Development’s (HCD)
search page, where you can find your listing and click on the
link, “jurisdiction” to see your enforcement agency and the
appropriate address and contact information.
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